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Kidney Stones

Who Gets Kidney Stones?

Kidney stones, one of the most common disorders of the urinary tract, are responsible for more than three million visits to health care professionals every year and will [Read More...]

How Big Do Kidney Stones Get?

ANSWER:  How big kidney stones get depends on the type of stone.  For example, a staghorn stone can grow so large as to fill the entire kidney. More Info: Kidney stones are [Read More...]

Can Women Get Kidney Stones?

ANSWER: Women CAN get kidney stones. More Info: Though men are twice as likely to develop kidney stones, the incident rate for women is on the rise.  It is estimated that [Read More...]

Are Kidney Stones Common?

Less than three million patients ages 15 and older in the United States were found by physicians and hospital outpatient specialists to have kidney stones in the year [Read More...]

Are Kidney Stones Fatal?

ANSWER: Generally, kidney stones are NOT fatal, but the condition introduces the threat of two potentially fatal complications.  More Info: Between 8-10 percent of North [Read More...]
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